State Parks Limit Surf Fishing Vehicle Access During Winter Months

December21, 2004

The Division of Parks and Recreation reminds surf-fishermen that some state park beaches will be closed to vehicles Dec. 31 through Feb. 28. This includes day use parking lots at Cape Henlopen State Park’s Beach Plum Island and Delaware Seashore State Park’s Conquest Road and Key Box Road.

Several areas will remain open for surf fishing, weather and tides permitting. These include 24-hour access at Delaware Seashore’s 3R’s area and all of Fenwick Island State Park. Cape Henlopen’s Gordon’s Pond area, Point Crossing, Herring Point Crossing and Navy Crossing are open daily
from 8 a.m. until sunset.

“There are some hardy anglers who like facing the elements and we try to accommodate them by allowing vehicles on the beach at the crossings that are most popular at this time of year,” said Division Director Charles A. Salkin.

A Division brochure, “Delaware State Parks Surf Fishing,” has complete beach access information. It is available at state park offices, from surf fishing vehicle permit agents or by calling the Division’s central office at 302-739-4702. Information also is available at

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